Sunday, January 23, 2011

"All of the" rip-offs


UPDATE (3/7/2011) :  So, Kanye West has perpetrated the inevitable blockbuster rip-off/homage, depending on how you look at it.  The concept is likely the handiwork of director of Hype Williams, who, after a run of original, trend-setting music videos in the 90s, has made, in the last few years, a sort-of cottage industry of gratuitous (albeit visually lush) versions of other people's work. 


sidenote: then again, the true originator of this font technique was Jean-Luc Godard, who has seen most of his ground-breaking visual, aural avant gestures co-opted by far less internally motivated filmmakers over the past 40 years.

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